What’s true in sports?

Matt Hoh

1. The golfer who coined the term “caddy” was Andrew Strath.
2. Ghandi was the religious leader who is credited with inventing nine-pin bowling.
3. Female baseball player Jackie Mitchell struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
4. The largest private sailing yacht in history was the Sea Cloud. It was 403 feet long and with 37 sails.
5. Freddy Adu made history by being the youngest professional sports player at age 14, when he started in a MLS game.Answers:
1. F – Mary, Queen of Scots, the first known female golfer, coined the term “caddy” in 1552, calling her assistants cadets. During her reign, the famous golf course at St. Andrews was built.
2. F – It was actually the religious leader Martin Luther. He was an avid bowler who had his own bowling lane. Many bowling historians credit him with standardizing the rules of bowling and fixing the number of pins at nine.
3. T – 17-year old Jackie Mitchell signed with the Chattanooga Lookouts, a minor league baseball team in 1931. She is best remembered for striking out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game.
4. F – The largest private sailing yacht in history was the Sea Cloud, owned by Mrs. Marjorie Merriweather-Post-Close-Hutton-Davies-May. The craft was 350 feet long and had 30 sails.
5. T – Freddy Adu made history in April 2004 when he stepped onto the field to play his first Major League Soccer game. He was 14. His team, D.C. United, paid him 500,000 dollars per year with an additional one million dollar advertising contact with Nike.

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